This past Sunday I preached a sermon entitled: Healing the Broken. I will blog about it over the next week or so. I spoke of pain as the universal language. Many times people talk about love being the universal language but I believe there are many people who have never experienced or know how to give and receive love.
But when you speak of pain, everyone can relate. We are left with the reality of pain and we have 2 basic choices.
1) Let your pain drive you to God.
2) Let your pain drive you away from God.
I want to start of by saying that God is not the author of your pain but He can be the healer of your pain – if you let Him. Your first decision on whether or not you will invite God to heal your wounded heart is deciding if you will allow your pain to drive you to God or away from Him.
I will continue tomorrow, but as you pray, make a decision. Acknowledge that God did not cause your pain and ask Him to walk you through the healing process or you can choose to build a wall around your heart.
If you already have a wall around your heart, it will do two things:
1) Keep God out.
2) Keep the pain in.
Trust me, I lived most of the material I wrote about in Wounded Heart. I built a wall around my heart which made life miserable. It was only when I began to understand that God wanted to heal my heart that I began to let my guard down. First to Him and then to people who I had to learn how to trust.
There’s more, but first - decide in your heart to bring your pain to God or you’ll have to deal with it yourself. Its your pain and its your choice. I pray that you will be open to totally trusting God even in the midst of pain.
Please feel free to post your comments, ask a question or share a prayer request. If you are interested in the book, just click on the picture for all the info. Take it one day at a time. Healing is a process but you can start right now!
In this together…